Is excessive thirst and hunger a symptom of diabetes?
Hello, I am 33 years old female. My son who is 12 years old is constantly hungry and wants to eat at the same time he is thirsty. As type-1 diabetes is common in children I am worried and he even gets tired after a few minutes of running or any other physical activity. What should I do? Can anyone tell me is abnormal thirst and hunger symptoms of diabetes?
@ha Hello, Yes excessive thirst is a symptom of diabetes. Excessive thirst is one of the first signs that you might have diabetes. Thirst and having to urinate too often are both caused by too much sugar in your blood. You should look out for other symptoms like red, swollen, or tender gums, slow healing, weight loss. Talk to your doctor as excessive hunger and thirst are the symptoms of diabetes and get him tested. Thank You.